GoFairmont 2018-09-22

In this newsletter: FASEP Last Call, Treat Sales, Walk-a-thon Volunteers Needed, Principal's Coffee, Staff Appreciation Breakfast

FASEP Last Call-Dancing Around the World Now Includes K

The grade level for the FASEP class "Dancing Around the World" has been lowered to include Kindergarten kids!

We just need 1 more signup in order for the class to start next Tuesday, so if you are interested, you can register here:


Treat Sales Return on Wednesdays

Dollar treats return! Help fund raise for Fairmont and enjoy tasty frozen treats every Wednesday right after school in front of the MPR. Fudge ice cream bars and fruit bars will be available for $1 each.


As we ramp up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, we need to line up some volunteers for the day of the event. Please sign up to join us. It's lots of fun watching the kids try to limbo and outdo each other.  The walk-a-thon is October 5th and takes place during the school day. Parents are welcome to come cheer on their child. You must sign in at the office and get a visitor's sticker. We will be sending out a detailed schedule of walk times by grade shortly. In the mean time, make sure to get your pledges in. The easiest way to get pledges is by signing up online and sharing the link either by email or on Facebook. Use the pledgestar link to make it easy to solicit pledges from your family and friends. You never know who might be willing to donate a few dollars toward the cause!

Principal's Coffee

September 28th there will be a Principal's Coffee in the MPR at 8:30 AM. Come get the news from Mrs. Bernhardt and enjoy some coffee and treats!

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Let’s show our staff how much we appreciation all their hard work by having a breakfast for them. Drop off fruit, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, or your favorite healthy breakfast item for the staff next Friday morning, September 28th. Signup online or drop off something before heading over to the principal’s coffee.

Ways to Support Fairmont

Now is the time to get involved at Fairmont.

Join the PTA! It's easy and a great way to show your child that you support their education. Membership forms are available in the school office. Join today!

Donate! While you can donate when you join the PTA, you can donate any time by clicking on the green "Donate" button on the school web site. Friends and family are also encouraged to donate money to support Fairmont programs. Visit http://fairmontschool.org/donate now!

Volunteer! If you haven't already filled out our annual Volunteer Survey, please complete it online. Just go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r3Q13_RqJ5msFvidsfq_hfiJywe_8QeZ16zDX2ynJWA/viewform. Send questions to volunteers@fairmontschool.org

Get Your Badge! Apply today for your volunteer badge. These badges let you help in class, on field trips, and more. Start your application at: http://bit.ly/1IUagO8

Thanks so much for your help and for getting involved with Fairmont!

Upcoming Events

  • September 25 - AAPAC Meeting 6:30 Library
  • September 26 - WCCUSD Board Meeting (agenda here)
  • September 28 - Principal's Coffee / Staff Appreciation Breakfast
  • October 4 - PTA Board Meeting
  • October 5 - Walkathon

Community events

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Saturday, October 13th, noon till 10 pm

El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito

Re: Festival and Family Program

The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival is a day-long arts and music festival, free of charge and open to the public. This exciting event offers two stages of music performances, music and dance workshops, a family program, an open mike stage, and spaces for spontaneous jams. Join us to listen, learn, play and enjoy live music in our community.

The Family Program runs from 12:30-5:30 pm and includes participatory singing, puppet shows, stories, and an open mike for kids of all ages. The all-day Arts and Crafts table will be loaded with goodies for art projects.

This is an all-volunteer event. For more information on the festival or to volunteer, visit our website: www.elcerritofolkfest.org. 

The Festival is presented by the San Francisco Folk Music Club in association with the El Cerrito Arts & Culture Commission.

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Contact Info

Fairmont Elementary School - 724 Kearney St., El Cerrito, CA 94530 - Phone: 510.231.1448